December 20, 2016 / 9:46 AM / in 9 months

ICRC says total of 25,000 evacuated from Aleppo

People who fled the Shi'ite Muslim villages of al-Foua and Kefraya arrive in government controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on December 19, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 25,000 people have been evacuated from the rebel-held enclave of Aleppo since Thursday, including 15,000 on Monday and 10,000 last Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Teams from the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, who are leading the evacuation, were “working through the night” on Monday, ICRC spokeswoman Krista Armstrong told Reuters.

Reporting By Stephanie Nebehay; Writing by Angus McDowall in Beirut; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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